Genshin Impact: Biggest MMO Launch of the Year?

PUBLISHED October 01, 2020 UPDATED October 02, 2020 Genshin Impact

Whether you are someone who just loves well made MMOs or quality made games that are based on cute and stylish anime characters, “Genshin Impact” offers a shockingly coherent experience, both in narrative and game play. Not only it looks beautiful, the score performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra is enchanting. And, most importantly, it’s fun to explore this fantasy world and discover its secrets.

"Genshin Impact" is an online free to play open world action role-playing MMORPG developed and published on the 28th of September 2020 by MiHoYo, a Chinese company that has set the game to becoming the biggest international launch of the year. The co-founder of MiHoYo, Liu Wei, has previously stated that the game had a development and marketing budget of over $100 million. Subsequently, the game hit 100 thousand concurrent viewers on Twitch, hovering right over longtime giants like "Mincraft"  and "Fortnite"

So, the real question is, what is it that really differentiates this game apart from other MMORPGs? the fact that it is free to play or made for cross platforms as well as mobile devices is definitely not the most remarkable feature as many popular games already are. Despite the fact that many people think it is just a regular MMORPG like many others, "Genshin Impact" offers an entirely different experience! your game world belongs to you, and it is up to you whether you want others to join your world or join your friends in their worlds' to take part in co-op multiplayer mode with your very own unique characters.

With over 20 playable characters in the game, some of these characters can only be unlocked through specific objectives or by using the wish system. When you make a wish you can acquire new weapons and characters which are randomly selected based on what is available in that wish. Furthermore, in order to make a standard wish you will need an item called Acquaint fate. that is not all! on special occasions there are also special kind of wishes that spotlight specific characters or weapons.  Anyone wanted to summon a Gene?

Beside the grind for Adventure ranks, gear and characters, the vast world of "Genshin Impact" also includes fun mini games and side activities that you and your friends can take part in, like gliding through time travel rings across different parts of the world or sprinting through ring races that you might stumble upon completely by accident. You also have the option to hunt animals for their meat and gather other essential ingredients from the woods to cook meals that can enhance your stats or recover your health.

Even though it shares a lot of similarities and effects with "Breath of The Wild" like the design, climbing mechanics and the sound, the game clearly wears this inspiration proudly. On the other hand, many fans have  expressed their first impressions with mimics of "Zelda" as a template.

On the dark side of the road, many fans have stated that the functionality of the game works much better and made more sense on Mobile devices rather than on other platforms like PC or PlayStation as the game was meant to be played by tapping an interface.

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While it is still in its early stages, "Genshin Impact" can be a very enjoyable experience to those who are eager to play MMORPGs or open world games. However, it might setback some people as the Gatcha game play and design is not meant for everyone.

the most remarkable thing about “Genshin Impact” is that its team clearly dedicated their own time and creativity to create this magnificent and astonishing sets the standards to imagine a mobile gaming world with titles of high quality that matches the industry’s top-tier experiences, which no mobile game has ever achieved up to date.

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